Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mexico City-based artist Mario Garcia Torres casts the fictitious and infamous director Alan Smithee as the protagonist in his new single-channel video. Review by Kristen Osborne-Bartucca.
EYE Film Museum, IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Anthony McCall’s work does not limit itself to the restrictions of art historical categories, but rather transcends them, belonging to performance, sculpture and installation as much as it does to cinema. Review by Evelyn Simons.
Galerie Chez Valentin, 9 rue Saint-Gilles 75003 Paris
Steppterminal was conceived as an ensemble of hybrids between architectural fragment and autonomous sculpture. The series presents a set of ghost structures, without status or future, evoking a perpetual present—that of ruins, or unfinished construction, isolated in its own sovereign failure.
Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN
The 19th instalment of the Jerwood Encounters series at Jerwood Visual Arts, takes its name from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 film 'Suspicion', tying together an eclectic range of painters, all beautifully aligned according to their frictions and affinities with the malignant filmic image. Review by Alex Borkowski.
A.E. Harris, 110 Northwood Street, Birmingham B3 1SZ
The real human cost of any war is something that is nearly impossible to express. This is the intervention that El Khoury creates in ‘Gardens Speak.' Her work for Fierce Festival is reviewed by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson.
UHArts, Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR
Bodily references are found everywhere within Donaldson’s work. She is interested in ideas of ‘body memory’ - how experiences and emotions can leave their trace on the physical. Review by Sacha Waldron
Komplot 295, Avenue Van Volxemlaan, B-1190, Brussels
Far from any second degree, über-felicity presents a clash between the expected and the desired, the pop taste and that of a mind placed slightly off the path. What you are about to see is almost what you are expecting to view.